Lebanon's Cabinet has approved the formation of a committee with neighboring Syria to coordinate efforts to battle terrorism and crime, AP reported.
It's the latest step in normalizing relations since the two countries agreed to diplomatic ties in August. Syria had dominated Lebanon throughout its three decades of civil war and political strife until withdrawing troops from the country in 2005.
Lebanese Information Minister Tarek Mitri says the committee will make recommendations within three months on coordinating control of their border.
Syria deployed troops on the border in recent weeks after its government said militants in northern Lebanon posed a security threat.
Syria's Cabinet is expected to approve the committee Tuesday.